Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Title IX In Action

The landmark federal law was created to achieve gender equity and it has had quite an impact on NCAA Sports. It is fitting that, because of Title IX, the Duke womens basketball team choked in its attempt to win the Final Four. Maryland erased a 10-point halftime deficit to come from behind to defeat Duke in overtime. See a woman can do a man’s job just as well.

In fact, look for the Duke womens crew team to have a brush with the law in the near future.

Alison Bales, the women’s version of J.J. Manning, showed that she could gag away a championship just was well as any man. Bales (seated on the left) missed one of two free throws in the final minute that would have put the Lady Blue Devils ahead by two points. Bales also allowed her player to score the tying basket in regulation. She is a Dookie, penis or not.

The Duke womens team will be an inspiration to a generation of young girls who want to fold under pressure in the near future. At least they seemed more masculine in defeat than J.J. and the boys—but that just shows that gender equity works both ways.

1 comment:

Zach Landres-Schnur said...

it's been a great couple of weeks for Duke U.

-men lose prematurely, JJ does something else prematurely.

-women cough up lead, title.

-lacrosse team has a little too much fun with an exotic dancer.

ahh, the collegiate life.